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RAY BRADBURY, one of the most popular science-fiction writers in the world, is the author of more than five hundred short stories, novels, plays, and poems. He has won many awards, including the National Book Award and the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
In this collection of half-hour radio performances, more than a dozen performers bring Bradbury's stories about Martians, dinosaurs, space travel, and mystery to life. As with any collection, some fare better than others. One of the best is "Dark They Were and Golden Eyed," performed by a full cast. It's about a family of Earthlings that moves to Mars, where they're haunted by the long-dead Martians. The actors, sound effects, and Bradbury's spooky unfolding of the plot act in perfect unison. It's a story made for audio. At the other end of the spectrum is "The Happiness Machine," in which the actors try so hard to sound Jewish that the result is distracting. M.S. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
Terrible... here I thought Bradbury was supposed to be a good writer. The stories are pointless, predictable, and juvenile. Read morePublished 5 months ago by GM_Volume
The content is BRILLIANT! Each audio-drama transports the listener to a rich landscape, populated by memorable characters and plots, with elegantly realized dialogue, sound FX,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Arlen L.
I am a huge Ray Bradbury fan since I was in high school (graduated 1961!) I got to hear him speak and describe his stories at that time. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kathie Long
These are great renditions of the stories. The sounds effects are superbly done, and the actors do an excellent job conveying the stories.Published on March 20, 2013 by Jack Bassett
It's Bradbury. What more do you want? The radio dramatizations are not necessarily the prose, but good stories without a doubt.Published on December 24, 2012 by Eric